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by alexis wilson

Say what you want about 007’s womanizing ways, but these Bond women are icons in their own right. 

A fashionable history of Bond Girls

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Live and Let Die (1973), Rosie Carver

Gloria Hendry’s agent Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die gives us a shoulder-baring jumpsuit and a colorful string bikini- updating the usually plain white seen on Bond girls in the past.

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Live and Let Die (1973), Solitaire

Jane Seymour dazzles with romantic otherworldly style in an embroidered jumpsuit and dreamy nightgown as Solitaire, a Live or Let Die tarot reader. 

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A View to a Kill (1985), May Day

Grace Jones was dressed by longtime collaborator Azzedine Alaïa for her role of May Day in A View to Kill, where she dawned sweeping sci-fi-esque draping and androgynous spy style. 

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GoldenEye (1995),
Xenia Onatopp

Famke Janssen’s GoldenEye wardrobe brings sharp black suits with curling high necks and more than a faint whiff of Cruella de Vil’s style. 

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Tomorrow Never Dies (1996), Wai Lin

Michelle Yeoh plays a Chinese spy who keeps it sporty in either a party gown or black catsuit in 1996’s Tomorrow Never Dies.

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